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Your vote for "Most Underappreciated" lesser known colleges?


Replies to: Your vote for "Most Underappreciated" lesser known colleges?

  • prodesseprodesse Registered User Posts: 1,389 Senior Member
    I really think St. Mary's College of Maryland would do well to change its name. There are too many St. Mary's and similar, including Mount St. Mary's in the same state. All they need is a donor who wants naming rights, like Duke University, right?
  • DadTwoGirlsDadTwoGirls Registered User Posts: 4,974 Senior Member
    "There are too many St. Mary's..."

    There is also a Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and a Saint Mary's College in (just in case we aren't already confused enough) Notre Dame, Indiana.
  • MomtofourkidsMomtofourkids Registered User Posts: 263 Junior Member
    Saint Anselm in New Hampshire - every alumni I meet is sooo nice! Must be something in the food they got fed there!
  • JeanJeanieJeanJeanie Registered User Posts: 140 Junior Member
    @Momtofourkids thanks, I'd not heard of that one!
  • Hastomen123Hastomen123 Registered User Posts: 95 Junior Member
    Hendrix College (Arkansas), Luther College (Iowa), Cornell College (Iowa), Austin College (Texas)
  • GatormamaGatormama Registered User Posts: 1,065 Senior Member
    Cornell is one of the Colleges That Change Lives; not sure that's really under the radar anymore.
  • JeanJeanieJeanJeanie Registered User Posts: 140 Junior Member
  • sta3535sta3535 Registered User Posts: 283 Junior Member
    edited February 2018
    Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

    For more info about SRU, check out an upperclassmen's opinionated video about our university:

  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 Registered User Posts: 40,695 Senior Member
    Augustana college in Illinois. Strong peers, CTCL type college.
  • Boymomx3Boymomx3 Registered User Posts: 82 Junior Member
    Hendrix College in Arkansas is a hidden gem. Beautiful campus, strong academics, great dining hall, and not nearly as quirky as some books suggested.
  • Poppy88Poppy88 Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    edited July 2018
    Beloit College (Wisconsin).

    - A "College that Changes Lives".
    - Small; near Chicago, Madison, and Milwaukee.
    - Great opportunities for summer grants; has programs to help with internships or creating your own project.
    - You get a mentor as a freshman.
    - Has entrepreneurship program including a building downtown for students to use to develop their business ideas.
    - Brand-new science center.
    - I believe about 14% of students are international students.
    - Many students study abroad.
    - Nice campus; they are currently building a new student center.
    - Known for Anthropology program and museum.
    - Many students double major/major and double minor (because credits overlap).
    - Roommates matched by hand based off of a form about personality, music preferences, interests.
    - Themed housing.
    - "First Year Initiatives" courses for first semester; a kind of introduction to college thinking and how classes work. You choose from a list and this class doesn't have to be related to your major; just something you are interested in.
    - The general ed requirements are looser then at most colleges; allows you to take classes that interest you.
    - Small class sizes and many students call professors by their first names.

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